Several weeks ago Richard, you know Richard – remember that time you and Richard…? Of course you do. Anyway, Richard contacted the gang, you know the gang (do we have to do this again?) and presented us with a 1 minute film contest. The contest, put on by Project ED, was to pick a scary word from a list of words and then teach that word on film. (Define it, use it in a sentence, demonstrate it, etc.) We (the gang) had approximately two weeks to get it filmed and edited, so we each scurried off and wrote.
I went a little too big. I created something I’d love, but would go over the 1 minute and involve a budget. My budget that month was only big enough to include a trip to Dallas and one Big Tex bobble head. I’m a simple soul. I couldn’t afford costumes and set decorations, which I’d definitely need. Plus, my lead actor had big time constraints. (He just got cast in Greater Tuna!) I had to face the reality that mine was never going to happen. Still, I was just happy to write. That left the other two, Richard and Topping (the gang reveals itself) who each wrote two.
Of the four sketches (words?) we had, we filmed two. I provided snacks and location (which makes me easily the most important person on the team, behind the writer, producer, actor, director of photography, the sound guy… ummm… )
The short was submitted and of the 111 entries (yes, I counted) Project ED received I am very pleased to announce that:
You can watch the announcement here.
You can see Topping’s entry, which debuts my gloved hand, as well as the other entrants here:
So, please help me in congratulating Topping on a BIG WIN! This is the first win for our little gang and it’s pretty darn exciting. (I’m pretty sure it had everything to do with the location and the snacks and the fuzzy glove. Oh, and that stuff the other guy’s did, too.)
A big thanks to everyone who went out and voted on the videos and who helped Topping’s get noticed.